Just in time for the holiday season, powerhouse author Heather Graham Pozzessere brings forth a heartfelt and heartwarming story of true love and sacrifice. Wonderfully magic reading!

It was not promising to be a banner Christmas Eve. They were already late leaving the city and, after a truly lousy day at work, Don Angel is definitely not in the Christmas spirit. Cathy Angel, on the other hand, loves the season and all it implies, but most of all she loves her husband Don.

As the two head out of New York City, they are suddenly involved in a horrific multiple car and train wreck that leaves both Don and Cathy dying in each other's arms. After crossing over the spirit boundary, Don and Cathy find themselves confronted by the archangel Gabriel and informed that in order to earn their wings, they must each complete three miracles by midnight. While Cathy accepts and grasps the situation, Don's prickly attitude antagonizes Gabriel. Can these novice angels get their act together in time to pull off their series of miracles?

After a false start, Don and Cathy begin working as a team. The first miracles on their list involve getting Jimmy O'Connor to quit drinking and appreciate his family, and finding a place for lonely, homeless Maggie St. John.

As they continue working down their list, Don and Cathy quickly learn how to use their new-found powers to assist people. They have been warned, however, not to use the one-time power which restores the gift of life. If they do, they risk losing their very souls. But if those you love are in dire trouble, what choice would you make?

(Nov., 192 pp., $17.95)

Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith